Benoist on the pressure he felt to win: "You try to not put pressure on yourself, but coming back from such a long layoff, I just knew I needed the win. I didn't want to go home empty handed."
Benoist on trying to stay active on the bottom: "I knew I needed to keep him from posturing up and hitting me. You know how MMA judges are – they go for the guy who's on top; he's winning. So I better look like I'm doing something from the bottom."